For centuries women have used cloth as a tool of comfort and as an expression of beauty within their homes. Creating cloth for warmth, cloth for shelter, our female predecessors embellished these linens with hand stitch using laborious and time consuming techniques thereby enhancing the functional beauty of objects which enveloped and protected their families. Inspired by these women I hope my creations pay tribute to and recognise the devotion expressed in cloth by our female ancestors .

''the use of traditional often time consuming process alludes to the devotion of a mother''. c K. A. Ruane 2007

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

just in case

here is the post from over there....just in case....

What a day so far.....appointments and the arrival of the tent which hasn't been opened yet. It doesn't look very big??? Husband may have to get his own, I need enough room to ''drape'', fragrantly and serenely.
Today's pictures? A glimpse for you of what is happening over in Karen's Global Embroidery School. A swaddling band is taking shape over in SS4 which will remain open for registration for ages because it's easy to dip in and out. In Alchemy we are creating mini design sheets, well I am creating mini design sheets...everyone else is way ahead of me!! Registration for Alchemy is closing soon , very soon....
The swaddling band? Lace, lace cloth, delicate, fragile, precious, bullion knots, French knots, hand made ties, concealed text, transfer prints.....and on and on.
Mini design sheets? Paper, stitch, collage, cloth, paint, pencil, composition......basically playtime!
OK...enough...things to do, places to be, people to see. Alchemy girls stand by your computers videos are coming.

(typepad tells me I have a spelling mistake. It doesn't say where??? I looked, I can't see it. I apologise in advance...)


Rachel said...

Trouble at t'Mill again? Imagine me making sympathetic growling noises...!

shirley said...

Thank you for sharing your interesting and creative work.

Ijeoma said...

Hi Karen, thanks for your message, it's actually quite funny as you were on my mind a couple of days earlier - I was reminiscing about my good ole' blog buddies. Keep up your brilliant work my dear, it's so inspirational!

Lots of love,

Tammie Lee said...

so many lovely details
i love the mix
it was fun that you were seeing embroidery in my photographs ;-)